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Aquarius Backpackers Motel

16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Forgot the passport at the reception and moved to Surfers Paradise. Called reception and asked them if they can post it to Surfers Paradise by express mail next day delivery as we have a flight to catch on Saturday. Its Friday and mail is not here yet. Called the Australia Post and they told me it was posted by regular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Aquarius with my fiancé and we loved it, despite some minor problems mainly the wifi if you pay $25 for the week it should be unlimited. But the room was actually the best room I stayed in in Australia you have to get use to the door being open but there is plenty of room, an en... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved to pool and the cheap beer and cyder. Rooms are too crowded and messy. Good location. Its ok if youre on a budget, and you meet lots of people. Its close to tge main beach and main street. Lots of activities and the pool is a nice small one. The kitchen area can be cleaner.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Stayed at Byron Bay for two nights and had the benefit of two breakfast and one evening dinner here. All I can say is we found the food first class, service good and value for money very good. I would not hesitate going there again for any of these meals. We enjoyed some cocktails at happy hours also. Previous comments... More 

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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Aquarius is located in a decent area really close to all amenities. Shuttle pickup - free which is definitely nice on those hot humid days Check in & Employees : 20$ key deposit. Like other posts some of the employees working there give off a weak vibe that seems condescending. I realize they deal with a lot of crap from... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you are over 23 years old, (I"m 30) I wouldn't recommend staying here. I have stayed in hostels all over the world, and this one feels like spring break right out of secondary school. The bathroom was cleaned which was good. I was told you could get you're money back if you leave early, however I was not advised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

To begin with, the rooms are extremely spacious and fresh when compared to most other hostels I've stayed in before. - Every room has it's own balcony, perfect for playing cards or drinking. Or both. It's not BYO but no one cares. - The rooms are being cleaned every day. -Every 8 bed dorm has a bathroom with a shower.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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28 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Location of this hostel is amazing and the atmosphere is really nice. There is a cheap restaurant and bar and they offer different events throughout the week (such as Karaoke nights, etc.) You also get a free welcome drink and the staff is really nice and helpful. The only thing I did not like too much about this hostel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Anywhere you stay in Byron bay is going to be amazing purely for the fact it is in Byron Bay. We stayed here for one night and stayed another two in another hostel in Byron Bay due to unavailability. We wished we stayed in this hostel for the whole three nights. The dorm room was very big and spacious with... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The two girls working on reception were exceptionally rude to us every time we were there. When they saw us approaching the desk they would roll their eyes. I had several other groups of friends staying at Aquarius at the same time as me and they all said the same about the staff! Rooms were nice but I wouldn't stay... More 

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Address: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 77
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